Relationships & Communication / Cyberbullying & Digital Drama / Media Balance & Wellbeing
- Engage in positive, safe, legal, and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices (from the MITECS Digital Citizen Competency 2b).
Online communications and interactions can be more difficult than face-to-face. This is due to not receiving any visual cues or voice inflections to provide clues to the tone and nature of the communication. Another challenge is that the “polite” filter can go missing as some people forget the social rules for respectful behavior. This is especially true when people are online anonymously. This section explores the needs and challenges for developing in students the positive and professional skills to interact with others, and to deal with those who may use toxic behavior.
Relationship & Communication Overview and entry points into the toolkit.
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- Relationships and Communication - Video version
- Relationships & Communication
View this helpful quick guide regarding relationships and communication.
- Seven Easy Ways to get families on board with Digital Citizenship
It takes a community to help students develop into responsible citizens. This resource gives guidance on how to involve parents in this shared task for meeting the needs of their children.
- Evolution of Digital Citizenship
This reference from Macomb County offers helpful information that supports teacher research and planning to prepare a culture and lessons that promote positive practices in citizenship.
- The New Digital Citizenship video
Here is a video overview by (ISTE) about Digital Agent, Digital Interactor, and Digital Self.
- Michigan Attorney General Office: Safety Videos for K-12
This site offers videos for different grade level spans on the topics related to this toolkit section.
- Schoology Group code for Course Materials from Macomb 2020 Access Code 7GVVZ-8BMRM
- Under resources, you will find a folder containing supports about “Responsible Use”. More topics may be forthcoming. Use this space to dialog about your interests and questions regarding Digital Citizenship. To access the group, use this visual guide.
- Everfi - Ignition
This free resource for teachers offers learning about various topics on cyber safety, including cyber bullying.
- Talk Moves: Teach students how to have respectful conversations about academics and other topics.
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